Wednesday, February 03, 2010

February Prayer Requests

We are already into our 3rd week, and already past our 5th or 6th barbecue I think, of the semester. As I shared with our staff last Sunday night at prayer meeting, I am very excited about how God has been working in our students and the new staff and faculty he has brought our way. There are a lot of exciting things happening on campus that I will be blogging about in the near future. We are thankful for your faithful prayers for us and I know that a lot of what we have already seen happening here is a result of that.

Here are a few of our urgent prayer needs for the next few days and weeks....

  • Students: We have several students who are struggling with their school bills. We are praying for God's provision. We are thankful that several of the students have seen God provide already.
  • PIU Traveling Team will be ministering on the US Mainland this summer. They are beginning the fund raising process and need to raise their airfare to the US (about $1800 each) by the end of March.
  • Immigration: We have one staff member for whom we are working to get a visa. We hoped to have him here already but it looks like we may have to wait at least 60 more days. We also have one student who is struggling with visa issues. They both want to be here and we would like to see both of them here.
  • Accreditation: Our response to our accreditation evaluation must be turned in by February 15th. We are about 90% ready to send it but we are still racing to get every paper in proper order. Pray for our staff who are still doing all the normal daily running/teaching/discipling and working on this on top of that. Our staff is doing great work but we all need an extra dose of Divine strength. 
  • Partners: We are looking at some opportunities to partner with other schools and organizations. We would appreciate prayer for wisdom as we discuss how we can partner for God's Kingdom with these groups. 
  • Board Meeting: Out PIU annual board meeting will be February 24-27. Please pray for our board as they make several important decisions for the future of the school and for the administration as we prepare for the meeting. 
We believe that God has called us to serve at PIU and we desire to be guided and empowered by the Spirit of God as we move forward.  Thank you to everyone who is praying for us. You are an important part of what God is doing here

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